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1 Ben and Stephen and Nick
A quiz on some of my favorite modern British authors. Nothing too high-brow here - what these men have in common is readability and wit.
Average
10 Q
agony
Aug 24 05
2544 plays
2 A Picture of British Lit!
Using the pictures as clues, can you identify some of my all-time favorite books from English literature?
Easy
10 Q
coachpauly
Dec 08 14
291 plays
3 Brit Lit Puzzler
A brief tour of some British authors and their works. Your task is, using the photographic clue and any hints, to work out who they are or what they wrote.
Average
10 Q
suomy
Dec 07 14
333 plays
4 A Very British Book
There are books by British writers that are universal. Then there are books by British writers that reflect Britain in a particular time or period with astounding clarity.
Average
10 Q
Christinap
Dec 06 14
315 plays
5 Writer's Bloc
There is writer's block, and then there is a writer's bloc, an informal grouping of writers with a common association, in this case, all British. See if you can put together these authors or their works from the clues and pictures provided.
Average
10 Q
CmdrK
Nov 27 14
297 plays
6 London In Literature
Naturally enough, a lot of English literature is concerned with the capital, and many authors are intimately associated with the city. Here is a quiz on London in literature from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Tough
15 Q
TabbyTom
Nov 20 02
2385 plays
7 Famous First Words : Great British Novels
This is the second installment in my "Famous First Words" series. I'll give you some clues, then the first line of a British novel, you just pick the title and author. Watch out: in question ten, I'll give you the author, you pick the novel!
Average
10 Q
thula2
Sep 11 12
750 plays
8 Yup, English and Irish Lit
Here are some questions on English and Irish writers, their works, etc., all trivialized for your safety and enjoyment. Enjoy!
Tough
15 Q
Lofgeornost
Nov 18 01
1704 plays
9 Scottish Literature
Robert Burns is possibly the most famous Scottish writer but there are plenty of others, see how well you know them.
Average
15 Q
alan03
Dec 12 03
810 plays
10 Do You Know Your Early British Novels?
This quiz will cover only British novels (no poetry) up to the Modernist period. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
cotton804
May 01 09
1677 plays
11 Let Me Go Look
You might mutter these words as you delve into your collection of books to see who started their books with these words. This collection of words come from the start of various novels all written by British authors. Let's see which ones you recognise.
Average
10 Q
suomy
Sep 25 13
378 plays
12 For Your Ayes Only
Aye, laddie - or lassie, as the case may be - a quiz about Scottish literature. Scottish authors, Scottish subjects, or Scottish settings. A wee bit of everything Scots related.
Average
10 Q
daver852
Sep 25 13
381 plays
13 English Lit 101
See if you can recall facts about authors, poets and their works found in literature from the British Isles.
Tough
10 Q
debodun
Jun 12 11
699 plays
14 Writers From Wales
Wales is a small country which has produced its share of well-known writers, poets and playwrights. Your challenge is to identify them from my clues.
Average
10 Q
bracklaman
Apr 18 06
624 plays
15 London Literary Allusions
You will need to know some literary history to do well in this quiz.
Difficult
10 Q
londoneye98
Jun 27 11
363 plays
16 Opening Lines from British Books
I will give you the opening line/s and name of the author. You should then choose from which of that author's books the quote has been taken.
Tough
10 Q
rubytops
Feb 19 12
441 plays
17 If All Else Fails
If all else fails, I can count on a good book from my home nation to take me to a better place. Here are some British favourites for you to peruse. Beware! Some plot spoilers lie in wait...
Average
10 Q
malik24
Sep 25 13
330 plays
18 Post-War British Literature
After Second World War there were important changes in British Literature. There were the Angry Young Men. There were the voices from the ex-Empire.See for yourself what you still remember of those recent 'past times'.
Tough
10 Q
flem-ish
Nov 08 01
1167 plays
19 19th Century British Lit
Your high school teacher would be so proud... or not!
Very Difficult
20 Q
sampras
Mar 19 01
2178 plays
This is category 15004
Last Updated Dec 09 14 3:33 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* The Alicia Silverstone movie 'Clueless' was based on which Jane Austen novel?
* In which Dickens novel about the civil court system of Victorian England was a character disposed of by 'spontaneous combustion'?
* In which whiny poem does Coleridge lament his injured foot, and the fact that it keeps him from accompanying his friends?
* The sister of this poet is rumored by some, almost certainly falsely, to have had incestuous desires toward her brother.
* Anthony Trollope's 'Parliamentary' novels center on which character?


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